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Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (L.C.V.P)


L.C.V.P.


At Scoil Dara we offer the LCVP programme.This programme is designed to prepare students for the world of work in all its guises. The LCVP is run over three class periods per week for 5th Year and 6th Year. The primary aim is to prepare young people for adult life. Over the two years they study two modules, Preparation for the world of work and Enterprise Education.

The LCVP combines the academic strengths of the Leaving Certificate (established) with a new and dynamic focus on self–directed learning, innovation and enterprise. This two-year programme is part of an expanded provision that aims to cater for the diversity of participants’ needs at senior cycle.

The primary goal of the LCVP is to prepare young people for adult life by ensuring that they are educated in the broadest sense, with an ability to cope and thrive in an environment of rapid change. Participants in the programme are encouraged to develop skills and competencies fundamental to both academic and vocational success.

Throughout the programme students are encouraged to:

  • Be innovative and enterprising
  • Take responsibility for their own learning
  • Adapt to changing circumstances
  • Evaluate data and devise solutions to problems
  • Communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively
  • Work with others as part of a team
  • Investigate and plan career options
  • Use information and communications technologies
  • Investigate local businesses and community enterprises
  • Learn from their experiences

These skills and qualities are equally relevant to the needs of those preparing for further education, seeking employment or planning to start their own business.

 

Vocational Subject Groupings(VSGs) 2016/2017

Specialist Groupings

1. Construction Studies; Engineering; Design and Communication Graphics;Technology - AnyTwo

2. Physics and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design & Communication Graphics

3. Agricultural Science and Construction Studies or Engineering or Technology or Design & Communication Graphics

4. Agricultural Science and Chemistry or Physics or Physics/Chemistry

5. Home Economics; Agricultural Science; Biology - Any Two

6. Home Economics and Art - Design Option or Craft Option

7. Accounting; Business; Economics - Any two

8. Physics and Chemistry

9. Biology and ChemistryorPhysics or Physics/Chemistry

10. Biology and Agricultural Science

11. Art - Design Option or Craft Option and Design & Communication Graphics

Services Groupings

12. Engineering or Technology or Construction Studies or Design & Communication Graphics and Accounting or Business or Economics

13. Home Economics and Accounting or Business or Economics

14. Agricultural Science and Accounting or Business or Economics

15. Art Design or Craftwork Option and Accounting or Business or Economics

16. Music and Accounting or Business or Economics

Assessment

A portfolio of course work to include the following items are submitted in 6th year and account for 60% of the overall grade.

 

CORE ITEMS

All 4 items

OPTIONAL ITEMS

Any 2 of the following

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience Diary

Summary Report

Report on My Own Place

Action Plan

Enterprise Report

Career Investigation

Recorded Interview

A written exam in May of 6th Year accounts for the remaining 40%

 

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Placement Details LCVP 2015

Employers Handbook LCVP 2015

Employers Report LCVP 2015

 

LCVP Survey Dec 2016